Community Volunteer Opportunities


Big Brothers Big Sisters offers one-on-one weekly one-hour matches with elementary school kids in local schools.  It also has a campus-based program, Cats and Cubs, that meets every Sunday. Contact: Camden Bock

Tutoring and Enrichment Programs

The Hillview Afterschool Program meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:45pm.
Contact: Lydia Rosenfield

Tree Street Youth meets Monday through Thursday from 2-6pm and Friday from 2-4pm.
Contact: Yaw Anoff

The Lewiston Public Library Program meets Mondays through Thursday from 3:15-5:15pm.
Contact: Talia Martino

Project Storyboost supports Bates students reading to early-elementary-age children during the school day.
Contact: Brooke Drabkin

English Language Learners

Adult Learning Center provides tutors to English language learners.
Contact: Jen Tiner

Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services helps with preparation for citizenship testing.
Contact: Rilwan Osman

Food Accessibility

The Trinity Soup Kitchen serves meals 7 days a week.
Contact: Erin Reed

Lots to Gardens supports community gardening and cooking classes.
Contact: Nina Sevilla

The Good Shepherd Food Bank prepares food for distribution throughout the state.
Contact: Beth Tatro at 207-782-3554, x1169

Elderly/Younger Disabled

Blake Street Towers promotes social activities with elderly and younger disabled.
Contact: Matt Gee

Alzheimer’s Association provides Bates students the opportunity to help listen to and then write down the memories of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.
Contact: Marty Deschaines

Art Projects

ArtVan provides mobile arts therapy working with non-profits in Lewiston-Auburn.
Contact: Louise Marks

Art Programming at Hillview Family Development supports weekly art projects with youth aged 6-16.
Contact: Louise Marks


St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center
Contact: Jenny Cowie at 207-777-8369

Central Maine Medical Center
Contact: Sue Hedrich at 207-795-2472

Other Programs (some of these require extensive training)

Safe Voices is a domestic violence prevention program.
Contact: Staci Beal at 207-795-6744

Advocates for Children provides child abuse protection and parenting skill development.

Greater Androscoggin Humane Society
Contact: Sandy Graul at 207-783-2311

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services

Center for Wisdom’s Women is a sacred and safe place that supports and empowers women.
Contact: Klara Tammany